See this legally free ebook:
- Heroines of Charity; Containing the Sisters of Vincennes, Jean Biscott, Mlle. Le Gras, Madame De Miramion, Mrs. Seton, the Little Sisters of the Poor, etc., by Aubrey De Vere (New York: P.J. Kenedy, 1904). May be read online, and is available in pdf, mobi, epub, and other formats, at Internet Archive.
See these other texts on the impact of Catholic Christians on health care, especially the beneficial and epochal role of religious sisters devoted to the care of the sick:
- “Caring for the Sick: The Catholic Contribution and Its Relevance”, by Thomas J. Paprocki, Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy, Vol. 25, Issue 2, p. 447 (2012). Available in PDF format at the University of Notre Dame.
- “The Contribution of the Grey Nuns to the Development of Nursing in Canada: Historiographical Issues”, by Pauline Paul, Canadian Bulletin of Medical History, Volume 11 (1994): pp. 207-217. Available in pdf format at the University of Toronto Press Journals.
- “The Sister Nurses”, by Suzy Farren, in Health Progress (March – April 2003): p. 38. May be read online, and available in pdf format, at the Catholic Health Association of the United States.
- Sisters of Mercy: The Walking Nun’s Siouxland Journey and Experiences in Nursing (1890-1965) (Dissertation), by Diane L. Smith (2015). Available in pdf format at South Dakota State University Open PRAIRIE.
- “Unassuming Heroines: The Catholic Sister Nurses Who Transcended Cultural Boundaries during the Civil War,” by Keely Smith, Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History, vol. 7, no. 2 (Nov. 2017). May be read online at the Armstrong Undergraduate Journal of History.
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